September 20, 2010

busy busy bee

It's been a busy couple of weeks....I've been shooting, and editing, and shooting and editing, and traveling and shooting some more....and it's not over yet.
Here's a bit of what I've shot in the last couple weeks:

And then Jason and I went to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. As many of you know, besides photography, one of my other great passions is good beer. mmmmm

I've got a busy couple days of editing ahead, and then I'm off on another adventure. Details to follow. :)

September 14, 2010

Up at Lake Luca

Way up north on the edge of the wilderness in Minnesota, lives some of my favorite people on earth. I started visiting the small town of Bigfork, MN when I was about 8, as my aunt moved there and opened a dental practice. I fell in love with the land, the lakes and the lefse (if you don't know what that is---message me, I'll give you a recipe).

About 16 years ago when my aunts told me they were thinking about adopting, I was NOT HAPPY. I'll be honest, I was totally selfish. I didn't want to share my aunts. THEY WERE MINE. But against my advice, they traveled to China anyway.....and thank god they did. I now have 3 amazing cousins that I couldn't imagine not being a part of my family. Both Nikki and Kate were in my wedding 9 years ago, and a big deciding factor to go to college in Minnesota was to be close to my aunts and cousins.

Fast forward to now, where the oldest of my three cousins, Nikki, is a SENIOR IN HIGHSCHOOL (someone buy me a cane, because I feel super old). When Nikki asked me to come up and shoot her senior photos, of course I said yes. She's grown into a smart and beautiful young lady, whom I'm so proud to be related to.

Here's to my aunts not taking the advice of a selfish 14 year old. Congratulations Nikki, I love you!

September 7, 2010


I love wedding days when my the end of the night my face hurts from smiling just as much as the bride's does. Saturday was another one of those days. Kristina and Brent met at a hockey camp years back and were instantly drawn to each other, not just because of their shared love of the game...but their shared love of their families and life, and living each moment to the fullest.

This was a HUGE wedding party......but EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of them was a blast to be around, and helped bring happiness, excitement, love and joy to the images.

Thanks Kristina and Brent, and your entire wedding party, friends and was an absolute pleasure to be part of your wedding day!

September 5, 2010

August in the Park

It was a beautiful late summer day in Lowertown St. Paul last Saturday. Mears Park was the perfect location for Leah and Dave's wedding....a place very much like their relationship, sweet yet surprising, an oasis in the midst of a bustling city.

Their wedding was a BLAST, and the reception was ridiculous amounts of fun! Wabasha Caves is a former speakeasy in the bluffs and caves along the river in St. Paul. It was so unique and fun!

Congrats Leah and Dave, and thank you for choosing me for your special day!